The Signature Tuition summer reading list 2019


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Looking for a great summer read for your young reader? Look no further. Here, we line-up some of our favourite recommendations from Key Stage 2 right up to A Level!

Reading List Recommendations: Summer 2019


Key Stage 2 (7-11) o Junkyard Jack and The Horse that Talked – Adrian Edmondson o Grandpa’s Great Escape – David Walliams o Captain Underpants – Dav Pilkey o Philip Pullman Dark Materials trilogy o The Maker of Monsters – Lorraine Gregory o Mutant Zombies Cursed My School Trip – Matt Brown o The Graveyard – Neil Gaiman o Skellig – David Almond o Guardians of the Wild Unicorns – Lindsey Littleson o Little Bird Flies – Karen McCombie o How to Live Forever – Colin Thompson o Diary of A Wimpy Kid series – Jeff Kinney o The Storm Keepers Island – Catherine Doyle o The Girl of Ink and Stars – Kiran Millwood Hargrave o No Ballet Shoes in Syria – Catherine Bruton o You Are Awesome – Matthew Syed


Key Stage 3 (11-14) o My Sister Lives on The Mantlepiece – Annabel Pitcher o The Day I Was Erased – Lisa Thompson o The Book Thief – Markus Zusak o Watch Us Rise – Renee Watson and Ellen Hagan o I Am Malala – Malala Yousafzai o Contender: The Chosen (first of a trilogy) – Taran Matharu o To Be Perfectly Honest – Jess Vallance o How High The Moon – Karyn Parsons o Ghost – Jason Reynolds o To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee o Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck


Key Stage 4 (14-16) o 1984 – George Orwell o Love, Hate and Other Filters – Samira Ahmed o The Secret River – Kate Grenville o Bridge of Clay – Markus Zusak o The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas o The Lord Of The Flies – William Golding o The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald o A Gentleman In Moscow – Amor Towles o Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman o Lion – Saroo Brierley o Life of Pi – Yann Martel o The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo o Becoming – Michelle Obama o Where’d You Go, Bernadette – Maria Semple o Finding Audrey – Sophie Kinsella


Key Stage 5 (16-18) o The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho o The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga o The Road – Cormac McCarthy o The Impressionist – Hari Kunzru o Ceremony – Leslie Marmon Silko o A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman o Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury o The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy o Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng o The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood o The Color Purple – Alice Walker o Stranger Things – Gwena Bond o Pompei – Robert Harris o Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks o Behind The Scenes At The Museum – Kate Atkinson o I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou o Hard Times – Charles Dickens o Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier o The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini o A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini o Netherland – Joseph O’Neill